City, County, State and Federal Offices Closed Monday
Where you hoping to get some business done on Monday? Don't forget Monday, February 15 is a National Holiday for Presidents' Day which means city, county, state and federal offices will be closed. Many of the cities non-emergency services will be closed for the day resuming normal operations on Tuesday, February 15. Along with offices don't forget the holiday also means you won't be able to go to the bank or the post office. Banks and post offices are set to close on Monday but will resume normal business on Tuesday.
Along with city, county, state and federal offices Yakima Transit will not be providing bus service on Monday. If your garbage day is Monday it will continue as scheduled. The city senior center the Harmon Center will also be closed for the Holiday.
City of Yakima services will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 16th, though City Hall and most City facilities remain closed due to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. Offices in the Yakima County Courthouse and the Federal Courthouse will also be closed on Monday.
The holiday has a lot of history behind it.
The federal Presidents' Day holiday is recognized on the third Monday every February. It was first established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. It later became known as Presidents' Day after it became part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Some states still have holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and others. Today Presidents' Day is now viewed as a day to recognize all U.S. Presidents.